25 GK Questions on Firsts in India for Class 1, 2 and 3

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India is a country that is known for various fields such as education, politics, entertainment, sports, music, etc, and that shines in their own ways. In this article children will learn about GK questions on First in India that will be helpful for them to participate in any competitions, debates, or school tests confidently. These types of quizzes are specially organized to test the general knowledge of children and how much they are aware of things around them. It is important to give children knowledge of history such as who got which achievements, and who was the first president to teach kids how much it was the pride for the entire nation.

Here are the top 25 GK questions on firsts in India for children to grow their knowledge at a young age:

How General knowledge will help children at an early age?

Here are a few benefits of teaching GK at an early age:

  • Teaching general knowledge helps children in many ways in their education and personal level.
  • Giving them knowledge about things around them makes them confident in life.
  • This knowledge will help them to add extra knowledge to their language development.
  • This knowledge will teach them to understand the olden days and what was the first thing in India.

List of First Indians – General Knowledge Questions with Answers

India is a country where achievement is celebrated by everyone and one such thing is the people who have done good in the olden days and achieved positions for the first time to remember it we teach children GK questions on First in India with an answer to get them to prepare for any tests. Here we have given the questions and 4 choices are given. Out which children need to pick the correct answer from the choices. Let’s start with the Firsts in India MCQs:

Q1. From the following who was the first Railway Minister of India post-independence?

a) John Mathai
b) Swaran Singh
c) Mamata Banerjee
d) Gulzarilal Nanda

Q2. Among which of these was the first Defence Minister of India?

a) P.V. Narasimha Rao
b) Sharad Pawar
c) Sardar Baldev Singh Chokkar
d) Chandra Shekhar

Q3. From the following who is the first Speaker of Lok Sabha?

a) Hukam Singh
b) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
c) Shivraj Patil
d) Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar

Q4. Who was the first woman to win the Ashoka Chakra?

a) Neerja Bhanot
b Kiran Bedi
c) Sakshi Malik
d) Kamlesh Kumari

Q5. From the following which women won the gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games?

a) Sakshi Malik
b) Geeta Phogat
c) Alka Tomar
d) Babita Phogat

Q6. From the given list who was the first Indian pilot?

a) Sardar Baldev Singh
b Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
c) J.R.D Tata
d) R.K. Shanmukham Chetty

Q7. Name the first Indian man who won a Grammy Award.

a) Ricky Kej
b) Javed Akhtar
c) Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
d) Pandit Ravi Shankar

Q8. From the following who was the first Indian woman President of India?

a) Pratibha Patil
b) Smriti Irani
c) Sonia Gandhi
d) Nirmala Sitharaman

Q9. Who was the first Indian woman to receive the Bharat Ratna?

a) Indira Gandhi
b) Pratibha Patil
c) Lata Mangeshkar
d) Mother Teresa

Q10. Amongst the given list who was the first Indian female Judge in the Supreme Court?

a) Sujata Manohar
b) Sudha Misra
c) Ruma Pal Gyan
d) Meera Sahib Fatima Beevi

Q11. Who becomes the first Home Minister of India?

a) Lal Bahadur Shastri
b) Amit Shah
c) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
d) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Q12. In Indian history who was the first Chief Justice of India?

a) Justice Harilal Jekisundas Kania
b Justice Kailas Nath Wanchoo
c) Justice Sudhi Ranjan Das
d) Justice Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha

Q13. From the following who was the first Indian female IPS officer in India?

a) Kiran Bedi
b) Dr. Meera Chadha Borwankar
c) Aparajita Rai
d) Sanjukta Parashar

Q14. Who became the first Prime Minister of India?

a) Lal Bahadur Shastri
b) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
c) Subhash Chandra Bose
d) Indira Gandhi

Q15. Among the following who was the first Indian female Chief Minister of India?

a) Sucheta Kripalani
b) Sushma Swaraj
c) Mamata Banerjee
d) Mayawati

Q16. Who was the first President of India?

a) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
b) Pratibha Patil
c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
d) B.R. Ambedkar

Q17. Amongst the given list who was the first Indian female to win the Miss World title?

a) Reita Faria Powell
b) Priyanka Chopra
c) Aishwariya Rai
d) Sushmita Sen

Q18. Who got crowned the first Indian Miss Universe?

a) Sushmita Sen
b) Diana Hayden
c) Manushi Chillar
d) Lara Dutta

Q19. From the following who was the first Indian female to go into space?

a) Kalpana Chawla
b) Rakesh Sharma
c) Sunita Williams
d) Sirisha Bandla

Q20. Name the first Indian man to win a Nobel Prize.

a) Rabindranath Tagore
b) Indira Gandhi
c) J.R.D Tata
d) Amartya Sen

Q21. Who was the first Indian President of the National Congress?

a) Vallabbhai Patel
b) Indira Gandhi
c) Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
d) C. Banerjee

Q22. Who becomes the first Vice-President of the Indian Republic?

a) Amit Shah
b) Lal Bahadur Shastri
c) S. Radhakrishnan
d) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Q23. From the following name the first female Speaker of a State Assembly?

a) Sunita Williams
b) Kalpana Chawla
c) Rakesh Sharma
d) Shanno Devi

Q24. In India where was the first post office opened?

a) Kolkata
b) Mumbai
c) Karnataka
d) Punjab

Q25. Amongst the given list who was the first woman Ambassador in India?

a) Reita Faria Powell
b) Priyanka Chopra
c) Miss C.B. Muthamma
d) Sushmita Sen


We have added here all the answers for the above questions on first in India. Let’s check your child’s answer and cheer them on the right answer.

Ans 1) a2) c3) d4) a
5) b6) c7) d8) a
9) a10) d11) d12) a
13) a14) b15) a16) c
17) a18) a19) a20)  a
21) d22) c23) d24) a
25) c

These GK questions and answers would have defiantly thought them many names of freedom fighters, and other fields of information that will grow their knowledge and their awareness on the topic.

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